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Electricity distribution reliability

IPART is seeking feedback on changes to the reliability standards of NSW's three electricity distributors.
Electricity pole and wires
Electricity pole and wires

What’s this about?

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on recommended changes to the reliability standards. This will apply from Monday 1 July 2024.

The review will look at the three distributors: Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy.

Key recommendations include:

  • removing network overall reliability standards that are duplicated
  • updating individual feeder standards and direct connection standards
  • replacing customer standards with guaranteed service levels (GSLs) and payments
  • introducing distributed energy resources (DER) reporting standards
  • introducing standalone power systems (SAPS) standards for distributor-led SAPS 
  • streamlining the distributors’ reporting and auditing requirements.

IPART will provide its final report on the standards to the NSW Government in December 2020.

Virtual public hearing

A virtual public hearing on the draft report will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Monday 16 November 2020. Register to attend

Have your say

There are two ways you can provide feedback. 

Have your say by Friday 20 November.

Online consultation

29 October 2020 to 20 November 2020

Online form


29 October 2020 to 20 November 2020

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